New: The MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management now offers a Fundamentals Year, open to students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree.
The objective of the MSc Fashion & Luxury program is to prepare a small group of select students to pursue their careers on an international level, within the global headquarters, regional headquarters, or national subsidiaries of French or other worldwide luxury companies.
This program draws upon IFM's strength as a unique meeting place for the interaction between management & design.
It gives students:
- a strong foundation in management skills as applied specifically to the luxury sector: marketing, strategy, and operations for international markets, with a particular emphasis on distribution and retail management.
- the keys to understanding and leverage brand value: luxury branding, communication, and digital strategies.
- a profound knowledge of creation: the culture of fashion, design, and luxury, understanding of the creative process, comprehension of the importance of quality and savoir-faire (know-how) in the luxury industry.
Students will also develop the skills to understand "the French touch" –historical and contemporary references– and will learn French to facilitate communication and cultural understanding.
A rich academic year spent in the heart of Paris, with a particular focus upon leadership and personal development, will give participants a key competitive advantage as they pursue their careers.
For students who already hold a 4-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), the program consists in a 9-month intensive program followed by a 6-month internship. For students holding a 3-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), the program starts with a 12-month Fundamentals Year dedicated to both traditional in-class and experiential learning, in addition to Paris Fashion Week and retail work experiences. For those students, it is required to successfully complete both years in order to obtain the MSc in International Fashion & Luxury Management degree.
Professional opportunities for graduates of this Program are primarily related to international business development, helping to meet the needs of luxury brands as they continue reinforcing their presence across global markets. The roles are in functions such as product and visual merchandising, wholesale and retail management, buying, marketing and communication, digital and CRM.
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This Program has the active support of companies including Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Hermès, Kenzo, L’Oréal Luxe, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent… who participate in the program during the academic courses and offer internships.
IFM is a state-recognized institution of higher education and the MSc in International Luxury Management is registered at level 1 (Master level) with the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP). This registration entitles the non-EU students who have graduated from the program (internship included) to obtain the Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour (APS - Temporary Stay Authorization) allowing them to work in France for a year.